Arsenal's confidence at rock bottom after Brighton defeat

Arsenal's confidence at rock bottom after Brighton defeat

Freddie Ljungberg admitted Arsenal's confidence is at rock bottom after his side slipped to a 2-1 defeat to Brighton at the Emirates Stadium.

Neal Maupay's 80th-minute header condemned interim head coach Ljungberg to defeat in what was his first home game in charge as the crisis at Arsenal deepens.

The Gunners have now gone nine matches without a win, their worst run in over 42 years, with Ljungberg unable to oversee an immediate upturn in fortunes following Unai Emery's sacking last week.

"They look very short on confidence," Ljungberg said.

"In the first half they were scared to get the ball and a bit scared to move, they were just standing still. That's something we need to talk about.

"They need to have a win, we need to dig out a win and get them some confidence. They can do it because they showed it in the beginning of the second half and they did it really well for 20 minutes. It's hard to say that when you lose at home, but they were very good in that little spell. Follow us on Twitter and on Facebook

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